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Baroque On the Rise!

Thu. May. 25th, 2017

The memorable Baroque sculpture from last year's Eaux Claires Music and Arts Festival now has a home alongside the Chippewa River in Eau Claire. Italian artist Edoardo Tresoldi's team ...

The Daily Shakedown

Mon. May. 22nd, 2017

Is Eau Claire the “best small town” in Wisconsin?

Mike Paulus, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Here’s yet another internet list on which we find the fair city of Eau Claire. Thrillist’s recent rundown of THE BEST SMALL TOWN TO VISIT IN ALL 50 STATES explores America’s small towns as inexpensive travel destinations ...

Thu. May. 18th, 2017

Carni-Fall

Mike Paulus, design by Serena Wagner

running down some county fair flashbacks

Tue. May. 9th, 2017

Gust Cause

Mike Paulus, illustrated by Serena Wagner

the answer is not blowing in the wind

Thu. Apr. 20th, 2017

The 5 People You Meet at a 4-Way Stop

Mike Paulus, illustrated by Serena Wagner

All over the city, strange little pockets of insanity are nestled at the intersections of our fair roadways. Few of us seem to understand how to navigate these asphalt obstacles, making out our own rules as we go along ...

The Daily Shakedown

Wed. Apr. 19th, 2017

Woo's Pagoda Needs Help ... SOON

Mike Paulus, photos by Luong Huynh

It looks like the fabled 18-foot tall pagoda which used to adorn the now gone Woo's Pagoda restaurant on Hastings Way in Eau Claire needs a new storage facility by May 15 or ...

Fri. Apr. 7th, 2017

Grand Little Bridge

Mike Paulus, illustrated by Serena Wagner

some things you may not think about when crossing the river

The Daily Shakedown

Fri. Apr. 7th, 2017

Spotted in Eau Claire: Community Care Cabinet

Mike Paulus, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Check out this thoughtful "Community Care Cabinet" set up right outside Smiling Moose Deli across from the Downtown Eau Claire Farmers Market in Phoenix Park. A note on the door reads …

Tue. Mar. 21st, 2017

It Hit Her on the Head

Mike Paulus, illustrated by Serena Wagner

a strange tale of Chinese food and minor head injury

Fri. Mar. 17th, 2017

Feathery Fury! citywide pillow fight returns

Mike Paulus

’s dubbed a “celebration of foolishness,” but it’s no joke: A citywide pillow fight will really be held at 4pm Saturday, April 1, in the courtyard of the Oxbow Hotel, at the corner of Galloway and Barstow Streets ...

The Daily Shakedown

Tue. Feb. 28th, 2017

City Seeking Board Members for New Public Arts Council

Mike Paulus

Check out this press release from the organizers of a new Public Arts Council in Eau Claire, working to "enrich the lives of the residents of Eau Claire through the acquisition, preservation, and presentation of artworks in both the permanent collections and temporary exhibitions, and by ..."

Fri. Feb. 24th, 2017

Puddle Jump

Mike Paulus, illustrated by Serena Wagner

learning from unexpected winter warmth

The Daily Shakedown

Fri. Feb. 24th, 2017

WATCH: Haymarket Plaza Concept Video

Mike Paulus

A week after releasing new concept images for the forthcoming Haymarket Plaza, planners have produced a video to match. Downtown Eau Claire Inc. posted it to their Facebook page Friday, Feb. 24. Check it out ...

Kalispell - Live at Hive Studio (Eau Claire)

Fri. Feb. 24th, 2017

As locals know, Shane Leonard has been playing and touring as a percussionist and multi-instrumentalist with several bands for the past few years like Field Report, The Stray Birds, and not to mention ...

The Daily Shakedown

Thu. Feb. 16th, 2017

NEW IMAGES: Haymarket Plaza Concept

Mike Paulus

Released Tuesday (2-14) during a work session following the Eau Claire City Council’s bi-weekly meeting, we can now check out concept renderings for the Haymarket Plaza which are far more official than anything we’ve seen before ...

Thu. Feb. 9th, 2017

The Facewash

Mike Paulus, illustrated by Serena Wagner

walking with worry in the wintertime

Mon. Jan. 30th, 2017

Pushing Through

Mike Paulus

finding strength on a cold Wisconsin morning

Thu. Jan. 12th, 2017

Black Ice & Other Problems

Mike Paulus, illustrated by Serena Wagner

winter driving can be dangerous (because it’s dangerous)

Wed. Jan. 11th, 2017

Serious Laughter

Mike Paulus

Twin Cities group to host ambitious comedy retreat in the Chippewa Valley

Tue. Dec. 27th, 2016

Winter Clothes

Mike Paulus, illustrated by Serena Wagner

you get a little more when you wear a little less

Tue. Dec. 27th, 2016

Chippewa Valley Writers Guild Offers Winter Retreat

Mike Paulus, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The Chippewa Valley Writers Guild is back at it, starting off 2017 with a Winter Writer’s Weekend at The Oxbow Hotel in snowy downtown Eau Claire, Feb. 4-5. Guild director/UW-Eau Claire professor BJ Hollars says it’s a two-day retreat designed to help people create ...

Wed. Dec. 14th, 2016

Wreck the Halls

Mike Paulus, illustrated by Serena Wagner

pretty sure Father Christmas doesn’t want us to do housework

The Daily Shakedown

Thu. Dec. 8th, 2016

LOOK: Chippewa Riverfront Project Takes Shape

Mike Paulus

Whoa! Take a look at the progress on the Chippewa Riverfront project in Chippewa Falls. This photo, taken December 1, provides a good look at the full scope of the project and the dramatic changes taking place ...

Thu. Dec. 1st, 2016

Like Out of Nowhere

Mike Paulus, illustrated by Serena Wagner

remember when we forgot the feel of snow?

Thu. Nov. 17th, 2016

Counting With Your Feet

Mike Paulus, illustrated by Serena Wagner

losing the rhythm but staying on track

Fri. Nov. 4th, 2016

Miss Direction

Mike Paulus, illustrated by Beth Czech

hey, not all those who wander are lost (almost)

Fri. Oct. 21st, 2016

Architectural Echoes

Mike Paulus, photos by Tina Ecker

pieces of our past are hidden in plain sight (here’s where to look)

Fri. Oct. 21st, 2016

Halloween Scenes

Mike Paulus, illustrated by Serena Wagner

stories of yore from Octobers in Eau Claire

Wed. Oct. 19th, 2016

Skin-Crawling Local Tales

Mike Paulus, photos by Luong Huynh

an extra-spooky take on Volume One's storytelling series

Tue. Oct. 4th, 2016

The Best of Me (2016)

Mike Paulus, illustrated by Serena Wagner

this year’s Best of the Mike Paulus Poll was something else

Fri. Sep. 23rd, 2016

Dixit: Have a Blast With Some Deep Thinking

Mike Paulus, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Dixit is a game that gets me and my kids thinking in new ways – right there at the kitchen table, it can trick you into abstract thought through beautiful pictures and rousing, competitive play ...

Thu. Sep. 22nd, 2016

Repercussions

Mike Paulus, illustrated by Janae Breunig

still feeling the rhythm of my old band classes

Wed. Sep. 21st, 2016

Little Bits of Grace

Mike Paulus, Raquel Dorf, photos by Andrea Paulseth

new Michael Perry book compiles best Roughneck Grace columns

The Daily Shakedown

Thu. Sep. 15th, 2016

Watch Bon Iver Perform New Music on The Tonight Show

Mike Paulus

Bon Iver appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon Wednesday night (Sept. 14) and played 8 (circle) from their new album 22, A million – set to release on Sept. 30. This was the second time the track was heard live by audiences ...